A&P Looking to upgrade....

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  1. dumbaznboy

    dumbaznboy New Member

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    I'm looking to upgrade from my old D70...

    I havent invested heavily in either lens system so Im not worried about having to transfer over lenses.

    What is a good pro-sumer level camera out for each of the two? (Lets use D70's former position in the marketplace for a comparison point).


    Or should I just go and pick up a few lenses?

    (I havent really kept up with the camera technology progression in a while)
     
  2. Wobistdu

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    the better guys on here might recommend lenses, as you can acquire great shots with a d70

    if you're going body, the d90 is pretty damn good. i own one and love it.
     
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    well, the only reason I want to consider a new body is the changes in tech since i bought my D70.

    to be completely honest, i doubt the type of photography requires the latest body...im trying mainly to work on product shots, street photography, and the occasional model shoot.
     
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    Lens + lights.
     
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    Thanks finest. Any reco's? I've got the kit lens and 50 1.8.

    I'm looking at the Tokina 11-16 and a 60mm 2.8 micro-nikkor. And I would like to pick up a decent telephoto zoom...
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    i have the tokina 11-16. for $600 it's hard to beat. i rarely shoot it under f5.6, but it's not bad at 2.8.

    i'm looking at the 17-50 or 28-75 tamron soon. i'm lacking in the midrange telephoto badly

    also i have the 35 1.8 which is $200.
    also i have the 55-200 VR which is $225.
    both of these are good budget lenses. i think they produce pretty good pics for such a low price.
     
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    Why do you need an 11-16 for the type of shooting you do?

    I'm thinking a nice normal to tele zoom will probably cover most of your needs. Maybe some tubes as well for the product stuff.
     
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    the 11-16 is purely a wanted lens. I'm partial to the wide angle lenses. I'm well aware that the lens is most def not suited for the product shots, etc. (it's more for my candids than anything else)
     
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    what do you find yourself using the 11-16 for mainly? and the 35 1.8?
     
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    use the 11-16 for landscape. it's probably my least liked lense because wide angle isn't fun IMO

    i use the 35 1.8 for portrait shots and bokeh shots. it's clearer than my 50 1.8 for sure
     
  11. tenplanescrashing

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    You will see a definitely improvement over the D70. As my first camera, I can easily tell you that you can bump the ISO higher and you'll get better color from the sensor with anything above the d80. I would also suggest the d90 (or used d80) as it is almost the direct replacement to the awesome d70.
     
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    Are the lenses still usable from the D70 to the D90?
     
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    Of course. Anything other than the D40/60 and D3000/5000 will be able to use any Nikon F-Mount lens.
     
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    Cool, thanks.

    Maybe I'll stick to the lenses for now...
     
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    I would like to add that if you can find a D40x or a regular D40 those are awesome cameras, they do pretty well with ISO and are a very user friendly camera. They are also pretty cheap compared to other cameras.
     
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    Wouldn't that be downgrading from his d70?
     
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    The D40 is a newer body than the D70 even though it's 6MP. Even though it is 6MP it produces great results. I don't think he will print out huge signs so 6MP should be perfect. The D40X is a 10mp but those are pretty rare.
     
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    I don't know too much about the Nikons, I was just going by70>40 :mamoru:
     
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    As an amateur, going from the d70 to the d40 would be a huge downgrade. While the sensors out there now are much better than the d70, everything else on the d70 is 10x better than the d40.

    Either keep the d70 and invest in lenses, or at least get the d80/d90. I, personally, would definitely upgrade the d70 just for the sensor fact (images are much cleaner). Plus, ISO after 400 is almost useless.
     

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